Treasurer & Finance

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Jennifer Hetling
1095 Main St.
Fishkill, NY 12524

P. 845-897-4430 ext. 102
F. 845-897-5301

Email: Jenn...@vofishkill.com

Hours - Monday through Friday 9:00 am-4:00 pm

The Treasurer’s Office handles the day to day accounting for the Village. Payroll, accounts payable, employee benefits, budget preparation and monitoring and tax collection are a few of the daily responsibilities. The Treasurer also prepares the annual update document for New York State, which provides annual accounting of the Village’s financial position.

TAX COLLECTION

The Treasurer’s Office collects property taxes in June. Bills are mailed out at the end of May and are due by July 1 without penalty. If paid after July 1 a penalty of 5% is added through July 31st. For every month thereafter, an additional 1% penalty is added. On November 1st all unpaid taxes are turned over to Dutchess County.

Payments can be made in person by cash, check, Visa or Visa Check Card at the Village Hall located at 1095 Main St. or mailed to:

Village of Fishkill
PO Box 368
Buffalo, NY 14240

 

Does the Village accept credit card payments?

Yes, the Village can accept Visa and Visa Check Card for tax payments. Payments made by Visa are charged a convenience fee of 2.45% of the tax bill which is added to the transaction. Payments made by Visa Check Card are charges a flat fee of $3.95 per transaction which is also added to the tax bill at the time of the transaction.

If I mail my payment on the due date, will it be accepted without penalty?

Payments received by mail with a valid United States postmark on the envelope dated on or before the due date will be accepted. A postage meter postmark is NOT a postmark made by the United States post office, and therefore is not within the provisions of Real Property Tax Law 925. Payments will not be considered timely because of a postage meter postmark and therefore would still be subject to any and all penalties.

I never received my tax bill, do I still have to pay the penalty?

Yes, failure to mail the statement or failure to receive the statement by the taxpayer does effect the validity of the taxes and/or interest due. The Tax Receiver does not have legal authority to waive penalties. They are fixed by the Real Property Tax Law. If you have not received your tax bill by June 7th please contact the Village Treasurer.

Where can I find information about the STAR program and property assessments?

This information is available through the Town of Fishkill Assessor’s Office. The Assessor, Christian Harkins, can be reached at 845-831-7800.